Back in autumn 2003 I went on a tour round the wineries on the eastern side of town with the other half. On that tour we bought a Gidgee Estate ‘Bush Fire Red’ made from the 2002 vintage that had been smoke damaged in its barrels in January 2003. The proceeds went to the Wamboin RFS.
Tonight we opened it. And the strong smoky taste has long gone, leaving behind a rather pleasant light Cabernet with sweet smoky undertones.
Like Canberra, it’s survived and developed rather nicely since January 18, 2003.